Samples and Spiders

We had our last field day this week! We collected soil samples, gas samples, and velocity and depth from some agricultural ditches. We shared the field with many large spiders. Despite their intimidating appearance turns out their common name is the black and yellow garden spider. Now data processing time!


Ducks and a weed

You thought we were done with weeding? Well, not quite. Today India and I had one more to deal with. We went to pull out an illegal weed that had popped up in the OSL before it spread (invasive purple loosestrife). We also got to watch a family of ducks (a mom and 7 ducklings) wander around the OSL, one of the many species that make the StreamLab their home.